Jack Roy Mace, age 89 of Santa Clarita, CA passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 21, 2013. He was born in October 1923 in East Cleveland, OH. Jack moved from Ohio and had resided in Newhall, CA for the last 42 years.
Jack attended Southern Methodist University, Kent State University, Bowling Green University, and Columbia University in New York. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was employed for many years as a salesman on the East Coast for Dupont and was a realtor for Realty Executives. Jack spent 23 years in the U.S. Navy as a pilot, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was very active in the Masons.
Family was very important to Jack. He endured and sacrificed a great deal for his love of family. Jack stayed true to the Masonic beliefs and had high moral values which he instilled in his children as well. Holidays were always special, his love of family very apparent in everything he did. He was a very "hands on" guy, sharing his love of the outdoors by taking his family on many camping trips, where he showed his love of all God's creatures.
Jack leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Bertha Martha Mace; his son, Jack R. Mace Jr.; his daughter, Judith Anne Stewart; his son, Michael Mace; his daughter, Lisette Browning; his son, George R. Mace; his son, Richard (Heidi) Mace.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, 23287 N. Sierra Hwy, Newhall, CA 91321. Services will be held on Friday, March 29, at 1:00 p.m. in Eternal Valley Chapel of the Hills.
Jack was a hardworking and loving man, and he will be deeply missed.